Priest accused of abuse spent 10 years in New Mexico

New Mexico

A grand jury report released in Pennsylvania says a priest accused of abuse spent time in New Mexico. 

The report released Tuesday names 301 “predator priests” who assaulted more than 1,000 children over a 70-year span. 

Several pages outline the career of Father Edward Graff, an accused pedophile. 

Investigators say he was sent to Albuquerque in 1988 to treat his alcoholism and work for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. 

“It’s frankly shocking that the priests and the bishops and the monsignors and the Cardinals knew about all this, and weren’t shocked and sought to cover it up,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. 

The report says Graff stayed in New Mexico for the next 10 years. 

It does not accuse him of anything during that time but says he was arrested for sexually abusing a 15-year-old when he transferred to Amarillo, Texas. 

KRQE News 13 reached out to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for comment but did not hear back.

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